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Local News Interviews Contag, Tours New Bio Engineering Facility

WNLS story on the Bio Engineering Building

Lansing, Mich., television station WNLS-6 recently interviewed Chris Contag, the inaugural director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

Latest Research

Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

Jindong Zhang

Livestock Can Uproot Protected Wildlife

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such…

Kiva - College of Education

Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us to Learn

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when…

Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…

Bengt Arnetz

Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced…